The Palm Beach County School District has been inundated in recent years with applications from prospective charter schools wanting to share their vision of education and carve out a stake in their growing industry.
But a vision and the ability to fill out an application are a far cry from being able to run a charter school, experts say.
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Some Palm Beach County charter schools have struggled in recent years with various issues.
LaMensa Academy Next Generation Charter: Closed May 2012 after being plagued by financial problems brought on by low enrollment.
Florida International Language Academy: Voluntarily closed in October 2012 because of low enrollment.
Excel Leadership Academy: Closed by the Palm Beach County School District. Financial problems were among the reasons cited for its closure.
My Choice Academy: Temporarily closed as it tries to fix several issues. It voluntarily shut its doors halfway through last school year when it struggled to find suitable space for its students.
iGeneration Empowerment Academy: closed by the school district this month after problems with its building meant students started school late and some students had to be bussed to other sites.
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